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. interesting conversation you had with the former president, bill clinton. >> he is the one who sort of called me about this originally. i have talked to him many times the years. i have never heard him quite like this he lost two friends -- two friends lost their sons within a few days of each other due to this problem, accidental deaths due to prescription drug overdose. i talked to him about several things related to, they really wanted to talk, don about this issue. i wanted you to hear a small part of what he said. >> okay. >> 80% of the world's pain prescriptions are in this country. 80%. does that surprise you? >> i didn't know that. no, because -- >> that a cultural problem? >> it is cultural. people think, i have got a headache or i have got this or my elbow is sore, whatever, and look, i don't want to minimize, there are a lot of people who live courageous lives in constant pain. but there's no question that since we represent 5% of the world's people, we got no business popping as many pills as we do. >> how did we get to the point we consume, collectively, so many painkillers, so m
's story when i got a phone call just after his death from former president bill clinton. ben's father is an old friend of the clintons. over the years, he has donated thousands of dollars to theirs and other democratic campaigns and over time, the families became close friends. >> ben, a beautiful man, with a beautiful life. some people live four times as long and don't do as much good or bring as much joy. >> why did you decide to call me? >> i called you in desperation. i wanted to know what to do i just knew that somebody needed to do something but that's why i called you. i thought you, a, i knew you had acare about it. b, i thought aid know something about it. >> could i tell in your voice that you were pretty broken up what kind of kid was he? >> a light shined out of him. all i can tell you. he grew up, he was big, strong, handsome, smart. and wanted to make something of his life. he was industrious, but normal and liked to have a good time. i promise that you night he had no idea he was turning out the lights. none. and if it's true of him, it's got to be true of a lot of othe
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